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Murray to Decide on Wimbledon Participation Tuesday

Murray to Decide Wimbledon Fate on Tuesday Due to Injury

Andy Murray will determine on Tuesday if he is fit enough to compete in the Wimbledon singles later that day. The 37-year-old Briton, who recently had a cyst removed from his back, is set to face Czech player Tomas Machac around 18:30 BST.

Murray, giving himself until the last possible moment, hopes to be ready for what he plans to be his Wimbledon farewell. The two-time champion intends to retire later this year.

If unable to compete in the singles, Murray might still play doubles with his brother Jamie later in the week.

After a practice session on Monday, Murray said, “I’ll have a chat with my team, speak to my family this evening, and make a decision. It’s getting better, and the testing I’ve done has been good. I just need to decide whether it’s enough to compete.”

Murray, seeking “closure” at Wimbledon, had the cyst near his spinal cord removed to alleviate nerve pain in his right leg. He reported that the surgical site was not sore but still lacked full sensation in his leg.

On Monday, Murray trained with former British number one Kyle Edmund for over an hour, leading 6-3, 2-0 in a practice match before stopping.

Other Matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday:

Murray aims to be one of 12 Britons playing on day two of the tournament at the All England Club.

British women’s number one Katie Boulter will face German veteran Tatjana Maria around 14:00 BST on Court Three. Leading men’s player Jack Draper will play Sweden’s Elias Ymer around 16:00 BST on Court Two.

Both Boulter and Draper are seeded at Wimbledon for the first time after reaching career-high rankings following challenging journeys.

Cameron Norrie, a semi-finalist in 2022, is also in action, along with Dan Evans, Harriet Dart, Jacob Fearnley, Paul Jubb, Billy Harris, Henry Searle, Fran Jones, and Jan Choinski.

Elsewhere, defending women’s champion Marketa Vondrousova will open play on Centre Court as tradition dictates. The Czech sixth seed will take on Spain’s Jessica Bouzas Maneiro before seven-time men’s champion Novak Djokovic faces Czech qualifier Vit Kopriva.

Djokovic, aiming to match Roger Federer’s record of eight men’s titles, will play for the first time since undergoing knee surgery 25 days ago.

On Court One, 2022 women’s singles champion Elena Rybakina, French Open finalist Alexander Zverev, and women’s top seed Iga Swiatek will begin their campaigns.

Credit: BBC Sport

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